Lucky Catch Cruises
Come join us for an unforgettable excursion on the waters of Casco Bay while we guide you through the daily routines of a Maine Lobsterman. Participate in the excitement of hauling up the traps or sit back and relax as we cruise near picturesque lighthouses, historic civil war forts, and the “Seal Rocks”. You’ll see how these tasty treats get from the bottom of the ocean to your dinner plate and learn about lobster habits, conservation efforts and the difference between hard shells, shedders, shorts, culls, and keepers. Any lobsters we catch can be purchased after the cruise for wholesale “boat” price, and if you don’t have a pot at home, take them across the pier to the Portland Lobster Company restaurant for the freshest lobster dinner anywhere.
Maine foodie tour
Our beloved Portland, Kennebunkport, the Mid-Coast and Bar Harbor are steeped in rich local and maritime history and an abundance of organic produce, dairy products from our farms, fresh fish and seafood from our harbours. It is our pleasure to introduce the many imaginative and flavorful local dishes and confections – each often with an intriguing history of its own – created by resourceful Maine chefs and purveyors, brewmasters, bakers, distillers, chocolatiers and more! Join Maine Foodie Tours as we uncover the storied past and current culinary scene of these vibrant towns with our highly entertaining guides. On all of our tours, you’ll enjoy tasty samplings of local fare created by talented artisans who continue to create and inspire! “I have so much respect for the resourcefulness of Mainers,” Pam says. “Whether it’s an old family recipe handed down from generation to generation, or a new way of presenting and serving one of our state’s staple crops, I’m just constantly amazed at the creativity and ingenuity of Maine artisans, cooks, brewers, distillers, bakers and chefs.”
Catherine’s food tour consisted of :
- Maine’s Pantry ( Holy Potato Donuts )
- 3$ Dewey’s ( Seafood Chowder )
- Gritty’s ( Lobster rolls & Blueberry Beer )
Vena’s Fizz House
Vena’s Fizz House is a cocktail/mocktail bar and mixology shop located in Portland, Maine. Founded by Steve and Johanna Corman, the business began in 2013 specializing in old fashioned, all natural fizz sodas, and “mocktails”. Circa 1920s, an era gone by, a young Portland woman named after her father, Irvine, took the Maine Women’s Christian Temperance movement by the horns. Dedicated and self-assured, she was committed to curtailing the liquid sins of the day. This was the way it was for Irvina, or “Vena,” for short.
Eighty years later – yes 80 years – another strong-minded, free-spirited Portland native (Vena’s great-granddaughter Johanna) came up with an idea: A Fizz House. And, with libations free of spirits, what could be more fitting than naming the (then non-alcoholic bar) after her great-grandmother: Vena.
Over the years Vena’s liquid concoctions have grown, adding liquor to the menu most recently (sorry Vena). Now no longer considered a toddler of mixology, they have become a trusted source for liquid alchemists looking for new flavor profiles that satiate the palate.
In 2015, Vena’s obtained a liquor license and created a custom cocktail menu. The use of bitters and hard-to-find nostalgic ingredients, like shrubs and switchels, are now the shop’s claim to fame. In addition to the bar, the venue houses a brick + mortar shop offering an array of items for beverage enthusiasts to dabble in the art of mixed drinks (with or without spirits).
We sell bitters, syrups, shakers, muddlers, vintage glassware, coasters, and more. We create and produce our own line of specialty cocktail and mocktail ingredients. Using simple, clean, and organic ingredients, we offer DIY spirits Infusions, DIY simple syrups, bitter’s infused sugar cubes and our own line of old-fashioned bitters.
So sit back and be prepared to taste a drink from an era gone by. A time when one “sat a spell” and “sipped a drink” that was crafted to be enjoyed.
Maine Inflatable Pubs
Owner James McClay has been an active member of the local Irish Community from his arrival where he serves as President of the AOH, Vice President of the Irish American Club and volunteers with the Maine Irish Heritage Centre. James is passionate about sharing his Irish culture and heritage and looks forward to bringing a taste of Ireland to you with Maine Inflatable Pubs. Make your event one to remember with your very own pub, personalized signage and all, yours to keep. Our Pubs are perfect for any event backyard bbq’s, bachelor/bachelorette parties, weddings or corporate events. The pub requires an open space of 40 ft x 20 ft to be set up.
Built by a Native American Culture or a migrant European population? No one knows for sure. A maze of man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places, at over 4,000 years old America’s Stonehenge is most likely the oldest man-made construction in the United States.
Like Stonehenge in England, America’s Stonehenge was built by ancient people well versed in astronomy and stone construction. It has been determined that the site is an accurate astronomical calendar. It was, and still can be, used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year. Various inscriptions have been found throughout the site including Ogham, Phoenician and Iberian Punic Script. Dr. Barry Fell of Harvard University did extensive work on the inscriptions found at the site. They are detailed in his book America B.C
Dennis Stone is the president of America’s Stonehenge. He graduated from Daniel Webster College in 1977 with a degree in Aviation Management, and was a full-time commercial pilot for over 35 years before his retirement in 2016. America’s Stonehenge was opened to the public in 1958 by Dennis’s father, Robert Stone. Dennis has been involved with America’s Stonehenge for most of his life and has always had a fascination with archaeology and archaeoastronomy. He has taken numerous courses and traveled extensively to ancient sites both in the U.S. and internationally. His family includes his wife Pat, his son Kelsey, and his daughter-in-law Katherine. His hobbies include traveling, boating, and classic cars.
Michael Fairbrother started Moonlight Meadery in 2010 with a mission to bring ultra premium meads to the market. It’s more than just a product and a process, it’s our obsession. With over 1 million bottles sold and over 20 international awards, Moonlight Meadery is one of the best meaderies in the world. We are bringing mead to the masses by making a range of flavors so diverse that anyone can find one they enjoy.
“Mead to me is passion, it’s about living and love, it’s about enjoyment, family and friends, and sharing.” Michael Fairbrother, Founder and Mead Maker.
It all started back in 1995 when Michael tried a cyser (apple and honey mead) for the first time at a BFD homebrew party. Since that first sip Michael has developed a passion and masterful skill at making international award winning meads. After being recognized as New England’s best mead maker for three consecutive years, Michael quit his full time day job in 2010 and progressed from moonlighting as a mead maker to full time production – he has not looked back.
Mead and Ciders are only as good as the quality of their ingredients and the passion of the maker. This is why we use only True Source Certified or Certified Organic honey, which is traceable back to the hives and follows ethical sourcing guidelines. We never pasteurize the honey we use, ensuring that the volatile aromatics of the honey are preserved in our meads. We work hard to source ingredients as locally as possible. Our cider is fresh pressed virtually out our back door. Our blueberries grow wild on the tops of mountains here in New England. We are committed to use the best quality ingredients. We don’t add sulfites, sorbates, or manufactured flavorings to our meads or ciders.
Our meads have earned medals every year we entered the Mazer Cup International as well as the San Diego International Beer Competition. The Mazer Cup is the largest mead competition in the world, it’s the GABF of the mead world. Our ciders have also been deemed excellent to outstanding by the highest ranked judges in the country, also won ‘Best of Show Mead & Cider’ at the 2019 San Diego International Beer Fest.
Parlee Farms is a Pick-Your-Own Fruit, Flower & Vegetable Farm with Farmstand, Mary’s Country Kitchen & Bakery offering fresh fruit desserts & ice cream, Annie’s Animal Barns with over 60 friendly animals to feed & pet, and more family fun activites! The family owned farm was started in 1987 by Ellen& Mark Parlee, the farm grows and allows the public to pick Strawberries, Sweet Cherries, Blueberries, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Apples, Pumpkins and Flowers. Sweet Corn is grown for resale in the Farmstand as well as fresh picked fruit and other local vegetables, Donuts – we make our own donuts from a local cider and a mix and they are made in their farm stand right before your eyes, we also sell jams, jellies, and honey from our beekeeper. Annie’s Animal Barns have farm animals to feed. Mary’s Country Kitchen has fresh fruit desserts and ice cream. Our large pumpkin patch covers about 10 acres and we show you how we harvest them, the pumpkins are all sizes/color/shapes, we do not use the pumpkins for eating; they are grown for decoration.